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The Duncan School of Law Welcomes New Professors for Fall 2010
With the imminent seating of the first full-time law school class at Lincoln Memorial University, the Duncan School of Law, the faculty and staff at DSoL are excited to welcome the following new full time professors to the law school:
Dr. Charles I. Lugosi – Dr. Lugosi completed his Bachelor of Law (equivalent to a Juris Doctor) at the University of Western Ontario in 1979, was admitted to the Bar of Ontario, Canada as a Barrister at Law in 1981. Dr. Lugosi went on to complete his Master’s of Bioethics (M.B.E.) and Master’s of Law (L.L.M.) at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and 2002, respectively, and most recently received his Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in 2005 also from the University of Pennsylvania. An active and prolific scholar, Dr. Lugosi is currently a visiting Associate Professor of Law at Ave Maria University School of Law, and has taught as a visiting Associate Professor at Michigan State University School of Law and the University of Western Ontario, and as an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Thomas University. Further, in addition to his impressive scholastic achievements, Dr. Lugosi is licensed in Canada and the United States, maintaining active civil and criminal litigation and appellate practices in U.S. Federal court, Michigan, Ontario and British Columbia. A nationally recognized constitutional scholar, Dr. Lugosi will be heading our upper level constitutional law courses when these course are implemented, and will teach first year Property as Associate Professor during the upcoming 2010 -2011 academic year. Professor Lugosi’s office will be located on the 3rd floor DSoL, faculty offices west, Rm. 333, e-mail address: Charles.Lugosi@lmunet.edu.
Ms. Cheryl Taylor George – Ms. George received her Political Science Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Howard University in 1990 . And her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University in 1993 and was licensed to practice law in Texas in the same year. After joining the Gulf Cost Legal Foundation which provides legal assistance to the poor in Galveston, Texas, Mr. George joined the Travis County Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, in Austin, Texas where she was a criminal prosecutor in the protective order division, where Ms. George counseled and assisted victims of domestic abuse, and tried criminal law suits before Courts and juries. An accomplished teacher since 2004, Ms. George has been first a visiting law professor and was until recently an Assistant Law Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, having taught courses on Civil Rights, Education Law and Criminal Law, Texas Civil Procedure, International Human Rights, and Global Sex Trafficking. Ms. George will be teaching Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure as Associate Professor this next year. Professor George’s office will be on the 3rd floor DSoL, faculty offices east, Rm. 312, e-mail address: Cheryl.George@lmunet.edu.
Ms. Heather M. Zuber – Ms. Zuber joins the Duncan School of Law this fall as an Assistant Professor and Director of Lawyering Skills, having been the former director of the Academic Success Program at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. Ms. Zuber received her undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology (B.A., B.S.) from the University of Iowa in 1997, and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from California Western School of Law in 2000. After her graduation from law school, Ms. Zuber practiced civil litigation law as an Associate for the law firms of Green & Hall APC, and Palumbo Bergstrom LLP, while teaching paralegal studies at Platt College Los Angeles. Subsequently, Ms. Zuber was the co-director of the Academic Success program from 2007 to 2008 at Western State University College of Law, until taking the reigns as the sole Director of ASP in August of 2008, while also teaching being a doctrinal instructor at Western State University College of Law in the subjects of California Evidence and Professional Skills since 2006. Professor Zuber’s office will be located on the 3rd floor DSoL, faculty offices east, Rm. 313, e-mail address: Heather.Zuber@lmunet.edu
Ms. Melanie M. Reid - Ms. Reid currently serves as a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney in the Drug Intelligence Unit of the Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section and prior to that position, was a prosecutor in the Litigation Unit of NDDS in 2007. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Reid served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida in Miami where she prosecuted various federal firearm, drug, immigration, money laundering, violent crime, and fraud violations. In addition to her criminal litigation experience, Ms. Reid has written numerous articles on the role of intelligence and the use of intelligence-derived information in criminal prosecutions, irregular rendition, the Classified Information Procedures Act, and the Lautenberg Amendment. Further, Ms. Reid has lectured on various topics, including prosecuting international narcotics trafficking cases, proactive investigations, federal wiretap and conspiracy laws, discovery obligations and prudential searches, advanced trial advocacy and evidentiary foundations, and evidentiary issues in international criminal cases for various agencies including the DEA Office of International Training in Quantico, Virginia and in South America, the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina, the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Department of Justice in the District of Columbia, and the Regional Counterintelligence Working Group in the FBI Tampa Field Office. Ms. Reid received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, her Master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College, and her undergraduate degrees in Business and Spanish also from the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Reid will be teaching first year Torts as an Assistant Professor in the 2010-2011 school year, and will be teaching criminal law and procedure in the years ahead as part of our very strong criminal law faculty. Professor Reid’s office will be located on the 3rd floor DSoL, faculty offices east, Rm. 315, e-mail address: Melanie.Reid@lmunet.edu.
Lincoln Memorial University and the Duncan School of Law wants to warmly welcome our fine new faculty to the law school here in Knoxville, and express our excitement at the prospects for the new academic year!
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